Altiscale is now offering secure-mode Hadoop using Kerberos authentication. Kerberos is well-known as a strong authentication mechanism, but it was designed for a client-server environment, not the highly dynamic and scalable Hadoop environment. As a result, many Hadoop clusters are not running in secure mode. This is a problem.
Altiscale commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying its Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS). The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Altiscale’s Hadoop-as-a-Service on their organizations.
Heading to Strata+Hadoop World next week? Come see our very own Dr. David Chaiken present at the Big Data Science @ Strata Meetup on Tuesday, February 17th at 5;30pm. The Meetup will take place at the San Jose Convention Center, Room 210AE.
In attempting to work on Hadoop-based data, data scientists face two bad options: use Hadoop indirectly by engaging in a slow and error-prone back-and-forth with “data engineers” who translate your needs into Hadoop programs, or use Hadoop directly by using unfamiliar and unproductive command-line tools that are difficult to master.
Hadoop is critical to most Big Data infrastructures, but taking a do-it-yourself approach to setting up and managing your Hadoop clusters shouldn’t be a requirement. Using Hadoop as an engine makes a lot more sense than using it in raw form as a tool. And a cloud service built on top of Hadoop makes more sense still.
We are thrilled to announce today that we have received $30 million in our latest round (Series B) of funding.
Devicescape, which operates the world’s largest Wi-Fi service platform, has selected the Altiscale Data Cloud for data analysis. In choosing Altiscale, Devicescape was able to improve application performance by 5x, resulting in lower operating costs. Altiscale’s purpose-built Hadoop-as-a-Service infrastructure delivers superior performance, reliability, and scalability that enables Devicescape to quickly derive actionable insights to enhance its customers’ sales and marketing programs.
At its best, big data is a repository of potential insights and valuable information. There is no one-size fits all approach to leveraging big data, but there is a common theme to various approaches: start with the right questions.